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Internship @International Labour Organization in International Relations , in NGO , in Research
  • Beijing, China, 14th Henan Lu, China, Beijing, Chaoyang View on Map
  • Post Date : February 23, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 31, 2023
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  • Job ID 44883
  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Internship
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Gender All
  • Qualifications Certificate
  • Language Requirement EnglishChinese (mandarin)
  • Region Asia Pacific
  • Other Classifications Non-Tech
  • Remote No
  • Relocation No
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Job Description

Grade: Internship 

Publication date: 13 July 2022

Application deadline (midnight Beijing time): 05 August 2022

Vacancy no.: INTERN/CO-Beijing/2022/02 


Job ID: 7902 7902

Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific ILO ROAP
Organization Unit: CO-Beijing CO-Beijing
Location: Beijing  Beijing
Duration of contract: 6 months


ILO Internship Programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to:

(a) increase understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work of the Office and the application of ILO principles, programmes and strategies;

(b) gain practical experience with the ILO directly related to their field of study.

The internship programme is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the internship.


It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical issues or delays. Late applications will not be considered.


The ILO values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, particularly those with disabilities and from non – or under – represented member States. If needed, reasonable accommodation will be provided in the recruitment phase as well as during the internship to promote equality of opportunities.


Please only apply for an internship if you fulfil the following two criteria:

(1) You have no close relative serving in the ILO.

(2) This is your first internship with the ILO (only one internship is permitted).


Learning areas

  • Assist in ILO research on labour and employment policies, with a view to ensuring decent work and contributing to China’s common prosperity strategy.
  • Assist in monitoring and updating key labour market and social policy related research findings and outputs in China.
  • Translate materials from English to Chinese and vice versa when necessary.
  • Assist in organizing seminars, workshops and technical meetings.
  • Prepare draft presentations and briefs as required.
  • Assist in drafting press release and editing from multiple contributors in areas of employment and labour policies, as required;
  • Support the development and design of digital contents and print materials;
  • Support the social media coverage of ILO events and activities;
  • Carry out other relevant responsibilities as assigned.


Candidates must be enrolled in the final year of a postgraduate degree programme, such as a master’s programme or equivalent or in a higher degree programme in Social Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Development Studies, Communication or other relevant Social Sciences disciplines, or have completed such programme in the year preceding the application.


Excellent command of English and Chinese, particularly good writing skills in both languages


  • Familiarity and interest in labour policies, especially employment and skills development in China;
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills;
  • Strong grasp of social media (Weibo, Wechat official account and related applications) management;
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a team member.


Any previous experience in policy-oriented research would be a plus.

Knowledge and experience in labour policies, especially employment and skills development, would be desirable.

Experience of event organizing and good communication skills would be desirable.

Knowledge and experience of working with the ILO and/or other UN agency would be an asset.

Required profile


How to apply:


1. Search for an internship profile via the page on ILO Jobs

2. Select the internship profile you would like to apply for, and create a profile on ILO Jobs

3. Complete your candidate profile and apply to the internship profile

4. Be sure to attach a cover letter in the last section of the application, as applications without a cover letter will not be considered and you cannot attach a cover letter after the deadline.


Selection process:


You will be directly contacted should an internship opportunity match your profile. If you have not been contacted within six months after your application, you can consider that you have not been selected .


If shortlisted, you may be contacted for a written test and/or interview. The ILO may use communication technologies such as Skype, Video or teleconference, e-mail, etc for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.




As an intern in the field, you will receive a monthly stipend from the ILO based on the cost of living in the area of the duty station, unless you receive funding through another institution (for example your university or a foundation). If you receive partial funding, ILO will cover the difference to ensure you receive the appropriate stipend per month. Your travel to the duty station will be at your own expense.




Please note that the ILO does not take responsibility for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship. You will be responsible for your own insurance coverage for illness and accidents for the duration of the internship at the duty station.


Fraud warning:


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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